FBI agents seize records from cadaver company in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — FBI investigators have seized records from a cadaver procurement company in Portland.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the federal agents served a search warrant at MedCure on Nov. 1.
No charges have been filed against MedCure. FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele wouldn’t say what investigators were looking for.
Jeffrey Edelson, a Portland lawyer who represents the company, says MedCure is fully cooperating with the FBI.
MedCure calls itself a “tissue bank that connects whole-body donors to medical researchers and medical education facilities.” It solicits cadavers from people who want to donate their body to science and from families who have had a loved one die.
The company claims to have 82,000 registered donors. It provides bodies and organs to researchers and schools.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com